entry on the OPNAV Form 5520/20). Figure 9-1
shows a sample OPNAV Form 5520/20. Other-
wise, the investigative and clearance requirements
depend on the level of access to classified
Security clerks may be assigned without regard
to rate or grade as long as they have the clearance
needed for the access they will have.
Top Secret control assistants (TSCA) maybe
assigned as needed and are designated in writing.
The TSCA is a U.S. citizen, E-5 or above, or a
civilian employee, GS-5 or above who has a final
Top Secret clearance. TSCAs maybe authorized
to take the following actions:
Sign courier receipts and transfer of custody
receipts for Top Secret materials
Certify materials being transferred into
Defense Courier Service and sign on behalf of
the Top Secret control officer
Transmit Top Secret materials
Conduct required page checks of Top Secret
Top Secret couriers, or others who handle Top
Secret materials, are not considered to be TSCAs.
They must have a Top Secret clearance, an
understanding of the importance of the materials,
and familiarity with the procedures for handling
Top Secret materials. No grade or rate restrictions
apply to Top Secret couriers.
AUTOMATED DATA PROCESSING (ADP)
SECURITY OFFICER. Each command involved
in processing data in an automated system
designates an ADP security officer.
The ADP security officer is responsible to the
security manager for the protection of classified
information being processed in the automated
system. The ADP security officer is responsible
to the physical security officer for the protection
of personnel, equipment, and related resources.
SPECIAL SECURITY OFFICER. Certain
commands in the Department of the Navy are
accredited for and authorized to receive, process,
and store sensitive compartmented information
(SCI). These commands have a designated
sensitive compartmented information facility
(SCIF). A special security officer (SSO) is
responsible for the operation of that SCIF and
the security, control, and use of SCI. The SS0
is an officer or a civilian employee, GS-9 or above.
All matters relating to SCI or SSO requirements
are referred to SSO.
For additional information on commands
authorized to receive, process, and store SCI
materials, consult OPNAVINST 5510.lH.
Each command that handles classified infor-
mation establishes and maintains an active
security education program to instruct all
personnel in security policies and procedures.
Commands need a security education program
to teach the proper way to protect classified
information from hostile threats. The purpose of
this program is to ensure we understand the
need to protect classified information and know
how to safeguard it. The goal is to develop
fundamental habits of security to the point that
we automatically exercise proper discretion. Once
we develop the proper habits, the security of
classified information becomes a natural element
of every task.
COMNAVSECINVCOM (OP-09N) is respon-
sible for policy guidance, education requirements,
and source support for the security education
program. The development of security education
materials for use in the Navy or Marine Corps
should be coordinated with OP-09N. You do not
have to coordinate development with OP-09N
if you are preparing the materials for use
in your command program. OP-09N reviews any
curriculum material being prepared for a formal
training environment to make sure current policies
and procedures are being taught.
Training commands indoctrinate personnel
entering the Navy and Marine Corps about
classified information. They indoctrinate new
members to ensure they have a basic under-
standing of what is meant by classified informa-
tion and why and how it is protected. Civilians
being employed by the Department of Defense for
the first time also receive this basic indoctrination.
The security manager is responsible to the
commanding officer for security education. As
a supervisor you must identify the security
requirements for your work center functions.
Once you do that, ensure your personnel are
familiar with those requirements. Make on-the-
job training an essential part of command security
Provide security education to all personnel,
whether they have access to classified information
or not. Provide more extensive education for